Totally Awesome Activities For Kids In Chicago

Totally Awesome Activities For Kids In Chicago

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Send boredom packing with these fun, family-friendly places in Chicago. Kids are transported from the ho-hum of touring to the “Wow!

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    This store has been satisfying Lakeview’s sweet tooth since 1983, and the original owners are still on hand to scoop ice cream and serve housemade fudge and chocolates. -- Time Out Chicago via Foursquare
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    This place looks like and reminds me of a bowling alley at a ski lodge. By that I mean that it is awesome and the best bowling alley I've ever been to. -- Nick G via Foursquare
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    Two words - baby gorillas! -- FJ Bering via Foursquare
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    This legendary venue is an ancient bowling alley that hosted early shows from Jimmy Eat World, Alkaline Trio, and Fall Out Boy. Pete Wentz told us he remembers stage-diving off the pay phones! -- SPIN via Foursquare
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    Very kid-friendly. Bummer pads and cosmic bowling. This alley also participates in the Kids Bowl Free summer program. -- venessa tarbell via Foursquare
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    Every 3rd Thurs. of the month, Adler Planetarium opens up its doors for Chicagoans to mingle & peruse exhibits with cocktails & appetizers in hand. This week, DJ D-Rek spins everything music. -- AskMen via Foursquare
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    Interact with some of the most amazing and adorable animals in this old zoo, and see animal houses such as a mammal-reptile house, Kovler Lion House, Antelope & Zebra Area, and Waterfowl Lagoon. Free! -- DHR.com via Foursquare
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    Check out Nature on Tap, the last Tuesday of every month from 6 to 9:30 p.m., to awaken your inner child. This is an adults-only event that includes admission to all exhibits and local craft beer. -- Chicagoist via Foursquare
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    Staff is super friendly. Went on a league night, so it was pretty hectic but we had no problem walking in and getting a lane. Pizza was actually really good!!! -- Pat Dogiakos via Foursquare
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    Shedd recommends arriving early to beat the rush. You can find discounts at www.sheddaquarium.org/discounts.html or by following us on Twitter and Facebook. We welcome feedback. Thanks! Jay Gen -- Shedd Aquarium via Foursquare
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    Don't miss the U-505 Submarine exhibit, the first enemy warship apprehended by the US Navy since 1815. -- Green Guide Editor -- Michelin Travel & Lifestyle via Foursquare
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    The brunch buffet at this Streeterville restaurant/bocce court/bowling alley combo includes made-to-order waffles topped with bananas foster and carving stations serving prime rib and roasted turkey. -- Redeye Chicago via Foursquare
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